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Autogenic Training

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Autogenic training can be defined as a technique of medical therapy designed to exert a normalizing influence upon mental and bodily functions.

By the late 1920s, Schulz had evolved the six standard psycho-physiological exercises of autogenic training which he called the autogenic standard series. These exercises involve a series of verbal formula upon which subjects passively concentrate, while lying with their eyes closed in a quiet room. Each exercise is practiced several times under the supervision of a trained therapist, until the subject is able to shift voluntarily from a high arousal state to a wakeful low arousal state.

Another important, but more advanced type of autogenic training which can be practiced after the standard exercises have been learned, is meditative training. A substantial advance on autogenic training, this begins with passive concentration on a number of visual phenomena and proceeds through a series of personal interrogatory exercises which lead to deep personal insights.

Students who seek to use their new-found skills in gainful employment in a private capacity will find that the opportunities are wide-ranging. Currently, management of the large number of persons whose psychological disorder causes only mild or intermittent disturbance to their lives often presents a dilemma for doctors and psychiatric services that are overstretched in dealing with the more serious depressions and psychoses. Such minor disorders, if unchecked over a long period, could lead to serious depression and possibly suicide.

So many people can benefit from help in resolving personal difficulties that there is clearly a role for non medically qualified personnel who have carefully trained to assist in this area.

The problems that the techniques of autogenic training and meditative training can deal with particularly effectively include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Blushing
  • Chronic stress
  • Examination nerves
  • Fears
  • Frustration
  • Memory problems
  • Nail biting
  • Over eating
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • PMT
  • Relaxation
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Weight control

Topics in this course include:

  • The Nervous System
  • Defining Self Hypnosis
  • Techniques and Exercises
  • Client & Therapist Relationships
  • The Nervous System - What can go Wrong
  • The Initial Consultation
  • Treatments and After-Care

    • Outcomes

      Autogenic Training Diploma

      Autogenic Training Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


      After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

  • course quick facts
    course code DED9026
    cost $272.00
    estimated time to
    complete course
    96 Hours
    course materials
    365 Days